Open-source News

The Document Foundation Clarifies LibreOffice 7.0's "Personal Edition" Branding

Phoronix - Tue, 07/07/2020 - 05:05
Yes, it's true the LibreOffice builds in recent days -- including the new LibreOffice 7.0 RC1 -- have "Personal Edition" branding for the open-source builds. But given user concerns, The Document Foundation board has issued some clarifications to try to ease any immediate rumors, etc...

Seagate FireCuda 520 PCIe Gen4 NVMe SSD Linux Performance

Phoronix - Tue, 07/07/2020 - 00:22
For those that have been considering the Seagate FireCuda 520 as a PCI Express 4.0 NVMe solid-state drive, here are some benchmarks under Ubuntu Linux with this ZP500GM3A002 drive.

LibreOffice 7.0 RC1 Is Out For Testing This Skia+Vulkan Open-Source Office Suite

Phoronix - Mon, 07/06/2020 - 21:47
With just about one month to go until the official release, the first release candidate is out today of the LibreOffice 7.0 open-source, cross-platform office suite software...

H.266/VVC Standard Finalized With ~50% Lower Size Compared To H.265

Phoronix - Mon, 07/06/2020 - 21:14
The Versatile Video Coding (VVC) standard is now firmed up as H.266 as the successor to H.265/HEVC...